• ortorexia nervosa

    Orthorexia: healthy eating taken too far

    The condition “orthorexia nervosa” is healthy eating taken to an extreme, leading to an excessive obsession with eating only the “right” foods, and sometimes leading to malnutrition as well as social isolation. It is treatable and preventable.

  • vegana diabetes

    Help for diabetics with nerve problems

    Diabetic neuropathy is common in diabetics and often gives symptoms of pain and numbness; symptoms often difficult to treat. Two small research studies conclude that going on a low-fat, high fiber vegan diet might give significant symptom relief in these sufferers.

  • dieta paleo

    Is the Paleo Diet right for you? Part 2

    While the paleo diet may be good for some people, it has some potential long-term negative effects for your body and for the environment. A modified paleo diet—adopting the best features of the diet and ignoring others—may be the best approach.

  • dieta paleo

    What is the Paleolithic Diet?

    The latest international diet craze is the paleo (Paleolithic) diet, that advocates that we change our diet to one that was typical 10,000 years ago. It has much good about it, but whether it is good for you depends on your organism and circumstances.

  • acima de peso e cancer

    The increased risk of certain cancers with obesity

    A statistical study of over 5 million people in the UK showed that people who are overweight or obese have a 9% to 62% increased risk of developing certain cancers.

  • fria saudavel

    How to turn cold temperatures into a metabolic advantage

    A small but well designed research study showed that sleeping in cooler rooms was good for the body metabolically, increasing the amount of advantageous brown fat in our bodies.

  • fome

    Always hungry? This could be why

    The traditional teaching about weight loss diets stressed cutting calories, but two eminent researchers writing in The New York Times stress that much more important is what type of calories you eat, and avoiding high glycemic index and processed foods.

  • dieta jejum

    A new international diet sensation: intermittent fasting

    Animal research has shown multiple benefits from calorie restriction diets and occasional fasting, and recently several diets have been described utilizing intermittent fasting.